Here's a Sunday Evening bit of food for thought:
I was reminiscing about my favorite concerts I've ever attended. I'm sure I'm forgetting many of them, but I though I'd provide this little list. Maybe by doing so I'll remember more. If I forgot to add that time I went to your burning show (if you are a fellow musician), please correct me, although Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, I'm sorry, I just don't care for your band.
What are some of YOUR favorite concerts you've attended?
(THESE ARE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, BY THE WAY)
-Guess Who/Steppenwolf, 1982 (not the best concert I ever went to, but, I think, my first)
-Mutual Admiration Society (Nickel Creek plus Glenn Phillips, John Paul Jones, and Pete Thomas) at the Paradise, mid 2000's
-Prince in Boston, Musicology tour
-Wayne Shorter/Sean Jones/Herbie/Marcus Miller/ Sean Rickman Umbria Jazz Fest, 2011?
-James Taylor at Great Woods or West Hartford, CT (early 2000's)
-Alison Krauss and Union Station at Meadowbrook, Laconia, NH, late 2000's
-Herbie and Chick duo at Umbria, 2013
-Billy Joel, "The Bridge" tour, 1987, Worcester Centrum.
-KD Lang at Wang Center or Bank of America Pavilion (Abe Jr. on drums)
-Elvis Costello/Ron Sexsmith Beacon Theatre, All This Useless Beauty tour
-Sting/Paul Simon at TD Bank North Pavilion, 2014
-Kathleen Flynn Doctoral Recital - "Winterreisse" - Frankie Schubert/Billy Mueller
-Kenny Garrett trio w/Jeff Watts at Scullers, late 90's
-Squeeze in about '95 at Hampton Beach Casino, NH
-Brad Mehldau trio at Vanguard, around '97
-Shawn Colvin/Stu Smith/Larry Klein at Hampton Beach Casino, mid-90's
-Mike Brecker 5tet at Berklee Performance Center 1988
-Pat Metheny, Orpheum 1999 or so
-Bergonzi/Calderazzo/Abercrombie/Gertz/Nussbaum at Willow Jazz Club, mid 90's
-Kenny Werner trio at Café No, Portland, Me 1994 ish
-NY Voices at Scullers (hearing "Cecilia" for the first time) around 1998 or at Visiones, NYC 1989.
-Mulgrew Miller 5tet with Ron Savage, Steve Nelson, Richie Goods, Gary Bartz: Sweet Basil 1996